RE: [SherlineCNC] Re: Computers and racks for CNC setups
- I've been using the Shuttle Pro with Mach3 for years and it works very well.
In addition to everything Ron said, it has lots of buttons that can be
assigned to just about any command. Definitely worth a look.
From: SherlineCNC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SherlineCNC@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Ron Ginger
Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2013 7:45 AM
Subject: [SherlineCNC] Re: Computers and racks for CNC setups
> 2. You REALLY want MPGs if you can afford the approx 60$ each.I suggest you look at the Shuttle Pro. It is a much smoother motion than
> Failing this, a mach compatible pendant, approx 80-100$ and up.
> Dedicated MPGs are very, very much superior to joysticks, keyboards or
> They deliver immediate tactile "feel" and respond fast - at least with
> pokeys IO.
an MPG. It has the great feature of variable speed- it has two
concentric wheels. The outer one is spring loaded to remain in the
center. If you move it slowly off center the axis moves- the more off
center the faster it moves. You can just barely touch it and the axis
moves so slow its almost imperceptible. At the full rotation it moves at
The inner wheel has some finger detents on the top. It has a detent and
each click causes one jog unit- I leave that set to .001" So you use the
outer wheel to approach a spot, then shift to the center and step in by .001
I can even mill with it if I am surfacing off the top of stock, just
hold it at the speed you want to cut.
Tormach sells them, but they can be found on ebay. I just looked for one
yesterday and found a camera store selling them for $37.
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